Surprise! Chrome OS 79 introduced support for microphone audio capture in Linux apps on Chromebooks! It’s in the Stable Channel right now; here’s how to enable it.
The beginnings of a new feature to display the battery life of connected Bluetooth devices has arrived in Chrome OS 77. It’s still a work in progress but will be a welcome addition to the Chromebook platform.
Chrome OS 74 has launched on the Stable Channel with a list of 8 key changes. As is often the case, there’s more in here than the “official” list, such as Crostini backup and restore for Linux containers on Chromebooks.
Chrome OS 74 arrives for enterprises, bringing several new features such as native PDF annotation, external camera support and top-level files & folders to Chromebooks.
After months of waiting, audio support never sounded so sweet. The latest Chrome OS 74 Dev Channel adds audio playback for Linux apps on Chromebooks.
After getting pushed back from Chrome OS 73, audio support for Linux containers on Chromebooks is arriving in Chrome OS 74 according to the official Crostini documentation.
Sound support is still in the works for Linux apps on Chromebooks, but the first function will simply be that: Sound playback. Audio recording is slated to follow and camera access — needed for Skype video — isn’t even on the roadmap yet.
Annoyed by hearing yourself echo on a voice or video chat with a Chromebook? That may be a non-issue going forward thanks to AEC support for Atlas and Nocturne.